We’ve put this list together to help find a great gift for any level of handyman (or women) from a beginner to seasoned professional as well as a few suggestions for any budget. Just because it’s inexpensive doesn’t mean it can’t be really cool. Even if you’re looking for that person whose got it all, not to fear there are plenty of new tools that just came out in time for the holiday season, which have never been available before now.
Stocking Stuffers & Great Deals Under $30
Overstock Deals – If you are looking to get a great price on tools and accessories the first place to check is the Overstock Page on Ohio Power Tool which you can apply an additional 10% coupon to any item on the page. Currently there are some great deals on 23 Pocket CLC Contractor Bags at $14.37 (with Overstock code) as well as a camo version for just a few bucks more. Other options for tool storage you might check out are the CLC LED light bags or Milwaukee backpack but you won’t find those on the overstock pages. You will however find the Milwaukee Bottle Opener & Wire Stripper 48-22-2000 on the overstock for under $8.00 when you use the code. Deals change all the time so check back often.
Ridgid Calendars! – Every other year the Ridgid calendar gets published for the following 2 years. The Ridgid 2015-2016 Calendars are here and the $14.99 includes free shipping. Also if you are buying some other Ridgid products from OPT they will include the current calendar for FREE with the order upon request. For the collector older Ridgid Calendars are still available for only $4.99 each.
New Eyewear – New from Edge Eyewear is their 3-in-1 Digital Camo Khor Polorized Kit ($29.99) which include the polarized sun glass lens as well as anti-reflective clear safety lens and yellow lens popular for shooting. The kit comes with a handy case to store the glasses as well as all the lenses. This is the ideal kit for someone who needs safety glasses on the job but looking for something stylish enough for recreation afterwards.
Winter Wear – So far this winter is looking like it could get pretty nasty. Great gift ideas for those regions that actually get snow are always winter hats, gloves and face covers. We really like the Seirus Apparel brand for their cutting edge technology as they continue to bring out products you probably didn’t think could get much better. Check out our recent post on their glove technology, but our favorite items they make are the Dynamax Workman Black or Hi-Viz ($18.99) which can be worn several different ways. While it is incredibly thin the material blocks almost all the wind and will keep you surprisingly warm, making them very useful all season long.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Super Tool Deals
FREE OHIO POWER TOOL GIFTCARDS – On Black Friday only, for every $250 spent in-store at Ohio Power Tool (sorry not available online) on in-stock items you will receive $25 Ohio Power Tool gift card that can be used after December 25, 2014. So if you are buying a gift for someone, you can get a gift card to use yourself or vice versa. The more you spend the more gift cards you can get. Ideal for large purchases such as a Generac Portable / Home Standby Generators, Ridgid sump pump (w/battery backup & text alert) or that new Makita Miter Saw you might have been eyeballing at the home center.
Jet & Powermatic 4 Day Sale!!! – One of the most anticipated sales every year for woodworking equipment and accessories is the 4 day sale on Jet Woodworking & Powermatic woodworking equipment. Check Ohio Power Tool anytime from Black Friday to Cyber Monday for discount prices from 10%-20% off already minimum internet pricing.
Hot Buy Milwaukee Combo – The hot Milwaukee deal this season and the perfect gift for those looking for a solid cordless drill and Hackzall is the Milwaukee M18 2696-22CT ($149) which is an awesome deal. It can also be used with the Milwaukee Free Shipping Coupon Code (code = MILWAUKEE) which is good on all orders over $99 for Milwaukee Cordless, hand tools, storage and accessories.
$25 Off Bosch – Bosch’s deal is $25 off any order over $100 (code = BOSCH25) which really is amazing deal for some of the lower priced items hovering just above $100 threshold such as the Bosch Colt Router PR20EVSK ($110), any of the 12V cordless kits or their black Friday 18V Cordless Drill Kit ($105).
Latest & Greatest Tech Gear
Heated Jackets & Gear – These continue to grow in popularity and Milwaukee Heated Gear is definitely leading the way, now in their 5th season. With the expansion of the heated hoodies and redesign of their most popular jackets these are really becoming pretty common.
LED Lanterns – For those that already have lots of Milwaukee cordless tools the new LED lights launched this year would be a great addition. The M12 & M18 lanterns can either be focused in 1 direction or pivoted around to provide 360 degrees of clear white light. These lanterns provide 400 & 600 lumens respectively and last for many hours on a single battery charge. In addition they can charge 2.1A USB devices with their power ports so not only ideal on the jobsite but pretty handy for camping or power outages as well.
Wireless 18V – Some of the coolest new technology in power tools in 2014 comes from Bosch with their new wireless 18V inductive charging system. The tools are their new 18V brushless tools but the battery platform is slightly different where it can be charged just by sitting it on the charging plate. There is an optional holster designed to be mounted in service trucks but would certainly do well on the side of a tool box or work bench as well. This technology really changes how the tools would be used and instead of draining the battery all the way down it would almost always be fully charged. Prices range from $219-$369 but of course you can also apply the $25 off coupon (code = BOSCH25) to all Bosch purchases.
Other Great Gift Ideas
Almost Bulletproof Pants – For those who are tough on their jeans whether on the job or working around the house you might consider a new pair of Blaklader pants. These all feature the built in knee pads which we find very handy but beyond that they are made with Cordura fabric, triple sticking, folded over pockets and a dozen other features that make these the toughest pants we’ve ever owned and those are just the Bantam ($59). We haven’t even worn the X1600 ($109) yet.
Ultimate Brushless Combo Kits – Milwaukee M18 FUEL brushless combo kits are including a free brushless tool through the end of the year which means the 2 tool M18 FUEL Hammer Drill / Impact kit 2797-22 ($399) is now a 3 tool which includes the M18 FUEL 5” grinder 2780-20 ($169 value). On the 4 tool M18 FUEL combo 2794-22 ($649) you would now get a 5 tool combo adding the 6.5” FUEL Circular Saw 2730-20 ($199 value). Finally the ultimate 6 tool FUEL combo 2796-26 ($999) gets even better with a free M18 FUEL high torque impact wrench 2763-20 ($219 value).
Of course there are hundreds of other great gift ideas that might be perfect for that tool lover in your life. If you have any questions or want some additional ideas in a specific brand or category give the pros at Ohio Power Tool a call 800-242-4424 and they will be more than happy to help.